Monday, September 27, 2010

There are some challenges in life for which there exist more than one solution, such as which restaurant to go to if you're seeking to impress your date... there are probably multiple options you can choose from.

And there are problems for which there is pretty much only one workable solution. For example, if you were looking to lose weight, there isn't much you can do other than to eat less and exercise more... despite the claims of late night TV commercials, there is no such thing as magic beans that one can take to effortlessly shed the pounds.

Winning in Afghanistan is another example of a problem that doesn't lend itself to more than one solution... we pretty much have to have a bunch of our guys hunting down and killing the enemy.

So it isn't a surprise that Obama's military advisers didn't give him a whole bunch of other options. What is also unsurprising is that Obama knows so little about the subject that he persisted in asking for someone to tell him about the magic bean that everybody with a bit of grasp of reality knows just doesn't exist.